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Yates Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 701 students

 

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18 reviews of this school


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Posted August 18, 2013

I was kind of leery to be honest when my kids switched to this school from another school. Gladly I could not have been more wrong! My kids really like it here. My youngest actually turned down a magnet school to go here again this upcoming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

I have subbed at Yates several times and I can say that this school is top notch when it comes to discpline and structure. A lot of positive reinforcement is used and the Eaglet Bucks is such a great incentive program for the children! The teachers know thier stuff and are all very warm and welcoming to everyone! I'd jump at the chance to be apart of this school!!! I have learned so much from Yates. This school has really given me tons of experience that will make me a successful teacher in the near future :) Keep up the great work Yates!!!


Posted October 30, 2009

Yates is an amazing school. I attended Yates when Mr. Wheeler was principal almost 25 years ago. I have the best childhood memories walking through the halls of Yates. Ms. Needer was my daughter's kindergarten teacher last year and helped me get her back on her feet after a bad divorce. Now she is in the first grade with Ms. Purtz and is becoming the confident little girl I knew she could be. The whole staff at Yates is extremely supportive and we feel lucky to be a part of their family. I am looking so forward to my son joining the kindergarten team this coming year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Yates is an excellent school! My son started in Mrs. Hyder's kindergarten class, she was wonderful! This year he is in 1st grade & loves it. The staff is very kind & Mr. Shields is a great principal. I am proud that my son attends school here & hope to allow him to continue through 5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

This is a wonderful school. The curriculum is excellent. The staff and teachers are exceptional!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

I attended Yates 20 years ago and now my daughter attends. I have always loved their atmosphere. The teachers are great and the so is the administration. I frequently eat lunch with my daughter and it is encouraged by the staff. She also attends the after school program across the street and loves it. I will be sad next year bc it is her last year there. I definitely recommend this school. Very focused on learning and building self esteem!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

its a great school they taught me everything even how to gain confidence when feeling down
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2008

I recently moved to this location, and must say that I am very please with the staffing and location of the school. My kids love attending, and even though this will be my son's last year hear, he was very happy to have spent his last couple months learning and meeting new friends. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

the lunch staff is rude to students, the teachers seem annoyed frequently, and they don't seem to have regard for the parent's opinion as much as they should
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

My child has attended Yates since 1st grade. She is now going into the 4th grade. Teachers are very caring and love the feed back they give me weekly on my childs progress in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

Our son was at Yates for a short time, but we found the administation members to be informed, helpful and caring. After we informed them of his special needs, they 'streamlined' the evaluation process and were invaluable in helping to formulate his IEP. Accolades go to the ESE specialist who took a personal interest in our sweet boy and aided in his placement in his current school. She put his needs first and we thank her for it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

the teachers here really care for the kids and its a great school for a child. i have a 5 yr old and 7 yr old that attend and they love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2005

A great school! The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

Great School Overall! SBR (Student Behavior Report) sent home weekly provides good communication between parent and teacher on behavioral concerns. Accountability! Good School History.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

My daughter went to Yates for 4th and 5th grade. We thought the teachers really went out of their way to tend to the students' needs, addressing both their strengths and weaknesses. The music program was great with several programs each year. The administration was very involved and loved by the students as well as the parents. Yates is more than just a school... it has a family atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

Yate is a community alert school very aware of the culture of the neighborhood its located in. The staff is a group of very involved individuals with a high commitment to the overall success of the individual students. There is a good working relationship between parent and teachers as well as administrators. The common goal is the students success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2005

Pretty run down, have to cross a major road to get to the play ground. Has good teachers though, ok, but not my first choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2004

I think that Yates is an excellent school. My daughter ws hesitant to go as it was new to her as we moved from where she went last year and was afraid of not knowing anyone. Fortunately I was able to get her into a class that had another student that used to live in our old neighborhood and the teacher they have (Mrs. Gonzalez) is fantastic. The administration is also very kid oriented as well as the office staff and other personnel of the school. They truly believe in educating the youth and providing for their safety. We have talked of moving and my daughter says as long as she can continue to go to Yates she is happy with that.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 39% 42%
Hispanic 38% 29%
Black 15% 23%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%67%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Richard Shields
Fax number
  • (813) 744-8179

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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